Picture: Chantelle and Steve's bright and cheery kitchen. Source: Channel Nine
PS: That would have left a bit of a sour taste in your mouth, but that said, I saw a lot of support for you and Steve out there!
Chantelle: I’m happy with how things went down for me personally, as an individual, but we're part of a team and it is really hard — a couple of weeks ago during the rooftop terrace week, I said a few things like, “I’m really unmotivated and don’t care. . . I wanna go home,” and I was! And it’s my biggest regret, that I was in that state and I got up late and went to bed early and Steve did practically everything. And it was really sweet, he said to me, “I’m going to do this for us,” — even though we were arguing — “I’m going to do this for us, I’m gonna get us over the line,” and it’s such a shame that they’re dodging that [when it goes to air]. It’s a bummer. But you’re right, we do have a lot of support. It’s not in numbers, it’s not huge compared to other people, but we feel so fortunate that if people are willing to look through that to see who we really are, it’s. . . We’re so blown away with the support, we couldn’t imagine anything more.
PS: I’ve read the comments on a lot of articles, and your true fans are super dedicated to defending your honour. . .
Chantelle: It’s beautiful! It’s just a shame though — and it’s not just us, there’s what they say about Keith, about the twins, about everyone, any person who’s in the spotlight has things said about them — it’s really heightened our awareness of this issue [with trolling]. I mean, these are adults mostly! And if children read the comments, that’s what they’re being taught is the way forward, and it’s just so sad. I would take all of that for the rest of my life if I could prevent [online bullying] from happening to children. It just shouldn’t happen. It just sucks that the only solution is to not look at it — I just don’t think that’s good enough. Poor Steve, a lot of the time he won’t watch the show. Or he’ll have to stay totally away from social media. And that’s not a good way to be.